Calories and cholesterol aren't the only reasons to think twice about cookies these days. Now, electronic cookies received by your web browser are threatening your students' privacy‹and maybe your own.

In the online world, a cookie is a small piece of information saved to your hard drive the first time you visit a site that uses cookies. The cookie is passed to your hard drive by the web site's server and is saved in a text file called "cookie.txt." When you return to that site, the web server is able to identify you by...

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